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Hingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Hingham Census Designated Place had a population of 5,792 as of July 1, 2016. Hingham ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hingham is located at latitude 42.2331 and longitude -70.8895 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Hingham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Hingham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378140) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hingham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hingham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hingham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hingham: Bear Cove, Conihasset.

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Hingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,792
Population in Households 5,696
Population in Familes 4,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density1 1,871
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,068
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,496
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,572 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 495 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $713,297
Average Home Value $782,209


Median Household Income $110,629
Average Household Income $162,886
Per Capita Income $59,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.57%
Households 0.26% 0.48%
Families -0.25% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hingham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hingham to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 109 56th
Population Density1 # 95 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 208 15th
Median Household Income # 19 93rd
Per Capita Income # 20 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.